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1972 Butler&Hamlin Controversy 26

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1972 Butler and Hamlin Controversy 26
mainsail in good shape, 2 axle trailer steel w/ bearing buddies, beautiful african mahogany hull sealed w/ clear WEST & uv protected w/ 2 part polyurethane, 3ft bowsprit, deck is honduras mahogany, hull professionally built, well maintained, It is presently in need of the usual wintertime maintainence; and a couple of repair projects.

The mainsail is in good shape and the boom is a roller type.

Storm jib is in good shape.

The working jib has had the leach torn away and could be repaired to use as a #2 working jib. a larger genoa for light air would be a good addition The forestay is a roller furler.

I can include a J-22 spinaker.

We made a new lazzaret (?) hatch that is ready but needs to be gluded, etc into position.

The toe rails are ash and need to be removed, sanded, and re-finished with a clear coat.

We used Thompson I believe.

The boat has been, out of the weather since we purchased a Catalina 30.

We have routered out some of the Honduras mahogony deck strips that were sun cracked.

New ones need to be cut to fit and bedded in.

These are 2 inches wide by 1/8th" thick.

We would just rip them out of 2" thich planks.

The deck is actually the greater maintenance item than the hull as we did hard glue the pieces in so they do not always give with temperature change from the sun.

It was my intention to try bedding them in with black Dap silicon fordified adhesive.

We've discovered it to be very strong.

We used Watco deck finish and cheated a little with a ceder stain in it.

If you avoid "marine" in the name, stuff costs less!

The hull is in very good shape.

There are a few spots that need to be sanded to bare wood, coated with the clear WEST and then the entire hull coated with Interthane (or other type) of 2 part polyester.

It is amazing how one coat of this will last a season; 2 would give you a cushion.

We propably have 3 coats of the poly built up.

The hull appears to have been professionally built, possibly at Mount Desert Island by Butler and Hamblin, as the scarf joints are very long and very uniform.

The hull is 1" by 1" African mahogony strips built up by gluing one on top of the next plus verticle copper boat nails.

Being sealed up with the WEST on the outside and "glass" resin on the inside there is no water soak up needed.

We also applied glassfiber cloth below the waterline.

We never had any water get in the boat except rain through the hatch.

I can't say that the stuffing box would not now drip a little.

The layout of the hull looks much like a Tartan 26, has an alcohol stove, head ( we were using a porti-potti but we saved the holding tank type one originally installed).

Nice V berth, 2 quarter berths, and the table knocks down to be an other bed that even 2 kids could fit.

It has a steel 2 axle trailer that I put Bearing Buddies on the hubs so it can be ramp launched. 5 feet of depth is need to float it and we used a tongue extension to launch.

Mast can be hoisted with a gin pole and is fairly heavy walled for its height.

Masthead rig.

Storm jib can be set for a cutter rig.

Below the water line the bottom needs some heavy sanding and new sequence of bottom paint for your area.

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Engine:Atomic 4
Engine Count:Single
Engine Hours:n/a
Hull Material:Wood
Beam:7' 5"

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Best 1972 Butler and Hamlin Controversy 26